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#1 kadvr6

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 16:09

whats the main difference people, do i take it the vrs is slightly more powerfull?? but would a re-map on a RS bring it up to the same power level as a vrs.

asking as i have found a really nice 03 plate rs for sale locally.

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 16:14

A 2003 Octavia vRS ? The mk1 octavia only has a VRS model, some dealers & insurance company call it just the RS but unless am missing something the RS & VRS is the same 1.8 20v Turbo producing 180bhp. The other petrol turbo is the 4x4 150bhp version if thats what your meaning?

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 16:36

Mmmm heres one thats very very similiar

Auto Trader UK - SKODA OCTAVIA 1.8T RS 5DR TURBO #IMMACULATE#

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 17:12

rs and vrs are both the same. I note that on the link above, they call it a RS, but the actual badgework on the car says VRS. As above, some insurance companies have dropped the v from the name, but it is still the same vehicle.

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 17:21

rs and vrs are both the same. I note that on the link above, they call it a RS, but the actual badgework on the car says VRS. As above, some insurance companies have dropped the v from the name, but it is still the same vehicle.


It's called Octavia RS in most of Europe, except the UK. At least so in the Nordic countries.

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 17:32

My V5 says that mines is an RS. :confused:

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 17:51

I believe it should be called the rs as v only represents the accent above the s in skoda, and the term vrs is a uk mistake.

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 17:53

:lol:

Trust us brits to **** up the pronunciation.

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 17:57

in the UK its officially marketed as the Vrs, in europe its called the RS. The car is exactly the same, the reason for it being different i the UK is because Ford own the UK trademark for the name RS.

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 18:09

cheers for all the info guys, hopefully i will be buying the car sometime this week. :)

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 18:17

cheers for all the info guys, hopefully i will be buying the car sometime this week. :)


Do you have shares in crude oil???:rofl:









just wondering as driving your current cars must be like pouring buckets of petrol down the drain...

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 18:26

Always loved the Corrado VR6. Lovely looking, and sounding, motor.

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 19:04

yeh i do get invited to the BP xmas party every year:rofl:

and heres a crappy pic of my corrado, can you see/tell what engine conversion i did to it?? thats before i got sooo annoyed with a certain vw specialist that i have decided to sell the current engine and going to do a vr6 turbo conversion:cool:

and yeh i do like alloys, at the moment i have 5 sets.

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 21:29

It's the same car. No difference. It's a vRS, not an RS.

As far as I know....

The vRS started out being marketed as the 'RS', then Ford complained that RS belonged to them or something, so Skoda changed their marketing to vRS (Victory Rally Sport). So now it's marketed as the vRS, and that's it's official name.

Even though Skoda started using 'RS' back in 1977 with the Skoda 130 RS. Go figure!

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 12:19

My dealer always refers to it as an RS as does my insurer and those where I work who work in the automotive industry. Thats what I've started calling it too simply because it sounds better :p

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 14:33

......... Thats what I've started calling it too simply because it sounds better :p


except in your members car section...

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 15:09

... Thats what I've started calling it too simply because it sounds better :p


To quote good old Bill... "A rose by any other name etc etc."

Call it what you like, it is what it is :thumbup:

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 18:29

mines a rs on the v5 so its a rs .you know rally sport all mk1 are rs's arent they on the v5

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 20:28

except in your members car section...

Started, not always and calling it in the real world when talking to non car people, not typing on a Skoda forum Columbo ;)

To quote good old Bill... "A rose by any other name etc etc."

Call it what you like, it is what it is :thumbup:


I have no problem with what it is. Infact my answer to "So what do you drive?" Is just- a Skoda Octavia, don't see the need to go into specifics. When talking about the model name its becoming easier to call it an RS as thats what my dealer, insurer, mechanic, motor factors etc. all call it anyway.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 11:29

I believe it should be called the rs as v only represents the accent above the s in skoda, and the term vrs is a uk mistake.


I agree. The car is called Octavia RS on the V5. RS stands for RennSport; the german word for motor-racing & the 'v' in front of the RS represents the accent above the S of Skoda.

I think vRS has become pretty widespread now though & if you say vRS everyone knows you're talking about a Skoda.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 16:52

I think the car is only called the RS on the continent and in Australia but for some reason we call the fast Skodas VRS here, why?

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 20:08

in the UK its officially marketed as the Vrs, in europe its called the RS. The car is exactly the same, the reason for it being different i the UK is because Ford own the UK trademark for the name RS.


This man is spot on! I got bored tonight so looked into it, and your right!

Comparing the UK site to the global site initiated the hunt!

If your British, it is a vRS, officially.

If your not, it's an RS to you!

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 20:08

I agree. The car is called Octavia RS on the V5. RS stands for RennSport; the german word for motor-racing & the 'v' in front of the RS represents the accent above the S of Skoda.

I think vRS has become pretty widespread now though & if you say vRS everyone knows you're talking about a Skoda.


Skoda Octavia vRS (01-05) - Facts & Figures - Parker's

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turns out even skoda got it wrong.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 20:28

What badge does the Vrs have on the continent and australia?

Any forieign RS pics i have seen have a Vrs badge

Confused!!!!!

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 22:36

What badge does the Vrs have on the continent and australia?

Any forieign RS pics i have seen have a Vrs badge

Confused!!!!!


Exactly. It's the same car, same name. The V5 for my car says 'Octavia RS' & an early UK brochure I have also says 'Octavia RS'. The 'v' sign on the badge represents the accent over the S; this is why the continental cars have the same badge.

I think most Brit's (myself included) initially read the accent symbol as a 'Vee' & the vRS name has stuck. I actually prefer the name vRS 'cause it differentiates the car from Fords etc. Everybody knows a vRS is a Skoda!

I wonder what it says on the V5 of MkII & MkIII Octavia RS/vRS's?

Edited by The Ors, 28 April 2009 - 22:37.
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Posted 29 April 2009 - 06:09

RS is the name. vRS is only the label.

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 20:56

a V5 means nothing, its simply a bit of paper produced by DVLA and none of the information on it is legal as such.

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 21:04

For what its worth, my old July 2001 Y reg vRS was "Octavia vRS" on the V5.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 08:24

yeh i do get invited to the BP xmas party every year:rofl:

and heres a crappy pic of my corrado, can you see/tell what engine conversion i did to it?? thats before i got sooo annoyed with a certain vw specialist that i have decided to sell the current engine and going to do a vr6 turbo conversion:cool:

and yeh i do like alloys, at the moment i have 5 sets.

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R32 ;) Have they given you petrol money yet? Cheeky feckers!

The amount of alloys you get through is ridiculous! :rofl:

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 11:58

a V5 means nothing, its simply a bit of paper produced by DVLA and none of the information on it is legal as such.


I wonder where they get the original info from though, especially as...

For what its worth, my old July 2001 Y reg vRS was "Octavia vRS" on the V5.


& mine is a 2002 & says 'Octavia RS'. It would have made sense the other way round if they had intended calling it RS but had changed to vRS due to external pressures (Ford?)

Lost in translation? Or maybe one is a nickname? :rofl: